Monthly Archives: July 2012

i wish you love and flight

for T. i wish you love and flight away from the cage of bone that holds you, broken and breaking further as you strike against those bleeding bars to reach light you are a floating thing, and fragile; a swallowtail … Continue reading

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decision

if I stand here balancing air in my palms as if weightlessness counts for something as if feathered breath is a factor in final choice it is because dreams have form and can be tangled inside those intricate threaded catchers that … Continue reading

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eagle, hunting

her veed shadow slides over grass taloned purposeful, patient in slow spirals of seeking interposed between sunlight & safety for the small things she hunts

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tantrumming (broken man)

your fists shatter mirrors punch holes in walls & you with bleeding knuckles slam your own face into a door to prove what (?) that what breaks you inside to sharpness is your heart breaking & you must keep milling it … Continue reading

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drawing down the moon

we remember you, mother embodied in our bodies whose arms stretch to reach your waxing and waning above, as within us you rise to flash silver under skin this knowing is timeless how the goddess in us speaks through mouths so long … Continue reading

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the birthday game

six years ago you were cut from me stubborn and backwards your feet the first thing out and kicking with the shock of it you are still sometimes upside down and unpredictable coloring outside lines and drawing new ones mixing color … Continue reading

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those that drowned say later

those that drowned say later the drop from wading to water overhead is sudden & not expected feet seeking bottom climb a ladder without rungs they gasp at the shock of it & then sleep there is no pain only … Continue reading

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